Category Archives: Mason CIty

Privies

Privies
Oh how much happier I'll be when the 21st of this month comes and goes and the sun once again begins its march back north.  It grows annoying after a while when finding myself both going and returning home from work in the dark.  For sure I'll be glad when daylight savings time returns the 10th of March.  In the meantime, I guess we've all got t … continue reading

Steam Tunnels

Steam Tunnels
As suspected, our dropping temps are creating all the more reasons not to be outdoors any more than necessary.  A bank teller made me laugh today when their in the drive-thru.  He asked how I was, and I said, "Cold! But at least I started wearing my long underwear, but after today, I'm thinking about getting another pair to slip over my existing … continue reading

People of Real Character

People of Real Character
Oh Mercy!  This has been quite the cold and windy day for a turnout of voters in North Iowa.  Since I attempt to do my duty and vote every time the elections roll around, I hopped in my car around 7:30 am and drove out to one of the voting stations.  After pulling up and walking in, I was surprised to find so few voters. Of course one of the mon … continue reading

50K Tricked-out Triple Garage

50K Tricked-out Triple Garage
This was a wildish Wednesday if there ever was considering the number of intervening circumstances that had to be dealt with which had "immediate attention" written all over them.  I'm just thankful I managed to get each and every one of them taken care of in a timely manner.  Thank goodness there were several people involved who were helping thi … continue reading

South Carolina’s Hardwoods

South Carolina’s Hardwoods
Here we are rapidly approaching the eve of Halloween which is of course the last day of October.  I'm a bit sad in finding that this past month which should have normally been sunny, pleasant, and dry, ended up being cold, dark, and wet.  I cringe at the thought of what November is going to be like when knowing how erratic our weather has been si … continue reading

Very Sad Lady

Very Sad Lady
With Halloween approaching, I'd say our early morning fog was more than creepy-cool.  While on my way to work, I felt as though I was driving onto the set of "Dark Shadows" or "The Hauntings" which back in my youthful days were exceptionally frightening, but in these jaded times, I'd say many of our young would've considered it to be just another … continue reading

Pine For Their Return

Pine For Their Return
Ouch!  The 25 degree temperature this morning was enough to make my fingers feel like icicles, but at least the sun was shining enough to warm the rest of our day.  I'm still in dis-belief how cold and wet this month has been.  I'm growing all the more concerned we're going to have a beast of a winter while remaining in hopes it won't be like ou … continue reading

Each and Every Person

This was certainly the Tuesday to remember with the number of near immediate chores that suddenly arrived at my workstation this morning.  With a deep breath, I dug myself into the day, and by quitting time, I looked back and smiled while thinking, "You actually got thru it and still managed to keep everyone happy."About two morning hours went … continue reading

October’s Harvest

October’s Harvest
I'm hoping all of you had a productive Monday in spite of my having discovered our full moon is rapidly approaching.   I hadn't been paying attention to the phases of the moon this month, which was likely due to all the days of cloud cover we've had, but after experiencing some abnormal behavior with a few people today, I checked to see when our … continue reading

We’ve got Snow!

We’ve got Snow!
If there was ever was a funky Sunday, I'd say this one was a classic.  It seemed like all my plans went awry from the start of my day to where that's all I later did was just go with the flow of it instead of trying to get plans back on track that continued to derail.This was my Sunday morning to play the organ and piano at St. Paul Lutheran C … continue reading